Message from Fr. Paolo Cumin, FSCB
It is hard to believe that we have been affected by COVID-19 for a year now. The pandemic has changed all of our lives. Some of you have not been able to join us for services due to the pandemic and others have been affected by the virus or have had a friend or family member with COVID. You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to the day in which we may worship God together once again.
I am writing today to invite you to join us in a special Spring Raffle to benefit Sacred Heart Parish. The drawing will take place on Sunday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the church parking lot.
There are three prizes:
1st prize – $3,000;
2nd prize: – $1,500, and
3rd prize – $500
Tickets will be sold as a book of 10 for $200. You may purchase your tickets in two ways: 1) following the weekend Masses: February 6 and 7, February 13 and 14, and February 20 and 21. Or, 2) you may call 617-567-5776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a book of tickets that we will mail to you following receipt of your check.
If you purchase your tickets by March 1, you will be entered into a bonus drawing of $100 worth of lottery tickets. Friday, April 9 is the last day to purchase raffle tickets from the rectory.
We have had an increase in expenses due to the pandemic. We purchased an air purification system and cleaning supplies to keep everyone safe while in church. Because we have not been able to hold any of our usual fundraising events, such as the Christmas Bazaar, your participation in the Spring Raffle is especially important. I also understand that this may be a difficult time financially for some and if you cannot participate in the Spring Raffle but would like to make a donation, you may mail a check to the rectory or make a donation online.
Please accept my sincere gratitude for your generous support of Sacred Heart Parish.
Lastly, Pope Francis has proclaimed 2021 the Year of St. Joseph. I invite you to learn more about the year of St. Joseph here, and to join me in praying for our parish daily by reciting the prayer to St. Joseph included in the link. Even though we might not be united in person, we are still united in spirit.
Fr. Paolo Cumin, FSCB